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I can relate to your frustrations - There is a post by 18hurtz ( IIRC) which is super detailed...short of it is have your hearing checked, you may have a "notch" in your hearing, and bumping up those frequencies may help.
There are other posts I have read about center channel speaker design. the typical horizontal MTM design is thought to suffer from "lobing"... shouldn't be an issue for you because the ELAC center you have is a co-axial design, which are often praised for off axis response.- however, have you tried just bumping only the center channel?
as for other design options: W t/m W - check out the emotiva C1, C2 - often highly recommended for vocal clarity
Many folks will recommend, if you have the clearance, to use 3 identical speakers for the L/C/R.
hope it helps.
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